As we've discussed, all gift-giving is exquisitely risky, but a big piece of art definitely ups the ante. I am about to give a loved one a large framed photo that I think they'll love...but who knows? I just hope I'm not imposing...
Since it's Color Month here at Apartment Therapy, and Designers Guild is an international authority on using bold color in the home, it seemed fitting to attend the release party for Tricia Guild's latest book, Colour Deconstructed, during London's Design Festival last week.
With soft, painterly strokes and the prettiest shades, watercolor inspired decor is striking a cord with me lately. Whether soft and subtle or bold, the abstract nature of the designs layer beautifully against other prints and patterns, or stand out on their own.
Vintage, painted portraits can be delightful visual juxtapositions in a modern space. Even if the piece itself isn't an actual vintage, a modern print in an oil painting style is striking in contemporary interior design. The unexpectedness of a traditional piece in a well-styled home makes for a wonderful conversation piece plus a beautiful heirloom for generations to come.